The Kremlin denied that Vladimir Putin was involved in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has been in a coma since falling ill on board a flight to Moscow last week.
Navalny’s associates have accused the Kremlin of being involved in Navalny’s poisoning as well as in blocking his move to a hospital in Berlin. He has been receiving treatment in Berlin since he was moved there on Saturday, following a testy standoff between Navalny’s family, who wanted him transported to Germany, and Russian doctors, who claimed doing so would be too risky.
Peskov responded to questions about Putin’s alleged involvement in Navalny’s poisoning at a press briefing on Tuesday.Peskov also criticized what he believes is a rush to conclude that Navalny was poisoned. He also denied for criminal investigation for Navalny’s poisoning.